**** FINISHED: 1/72 PBY-5A Catalina RAAF 42 Sqn - Seaplanes / Floatplanes of WWII

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  1. parsifal

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    #1 parsifal, Aug 29, 2014
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    User Name: parsifal
    Name : Michael
    Category : Beginner
    Kit : Academy
    Scale : 1/72
    Accessories : None, OOB with kit decals

    The subject of this GB is the RAAF "Black Cat' S/N A24-96 as she appeared in the summer of 1945. at this time the aircraft was finished in an overall matt black finish.

    When i originally started this project, i stated "I had originally intended this model to be finished with an 'in water" diarama and had doe quite a bit of research to facilitate making the water for the model. given that im starting this rather late, and in fact have another kit i also want to enter, i may not be able to do this now. Depending on how easy this kit goes together, i will make my final decision on this a bit further down the track"

    well the kits was a pretty good one, though it needed a ton of weight to hold the nose down. there is so much weight, i will need to build a display stand and get the thing off the undercart. Its heavy!!!!!!

    catalinas are one of my favourite aircraft, and this being an RAAF copy makes it particularly nice for me.
     
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    The all important finished shots. ive included as acouple of optional shots, some of the interior, which i scratch built, mostly
     

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    But these required ones should have been posted here.
     
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    dont know what went wrong I will post the regulation shots this afternoon
     
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    Not bad at all!
     
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    Final shots - 2nd attempt
     

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    All seems to be fine with these pics now. :thumbright:
     
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    Looks pretty damn good to me!
     
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    Thanks Michael.
     
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    I gotta say I love this one you did a beautiful job on this and it show.
     
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    i forgot to say in my opening piece, this was my first real go at weather, or rather "beating up' a paint job. its not quite right, but good enough for a first attempt. basically i applied silver fine line , as in felt tipped pen, except its not felt tipped. its a permanent drafting ink. it aint going anywhere.
     
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    Nicely done Michael!
     
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    You did a bang up job Michael. Enjoyed following the build and watching you try new things, what modeling is about.
    Geo
     
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    I like your work Michael. You did very well with this one... :)
     
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